Ruth Mulvie, Alice Mara, Diane Bailey, Persistent Peril, Mark Humphreys, Peon Boyle, Alison Tyldesley, Michael Lainchbury, Anna’s Drawing Room, Carolyn McConnell & Shona MacDonald.
Colonnade House is delighted to present its fifth annual Festive Pop-up shop, a two-week opportunity to purchase unique and artistic gifts during the festive season.
Run by the tenants who work in Colonnade House’s studios, as well as a few other independent makers based in and around Worthing, the shop offers the chance to engage with local creatives whilst shopping for beautifully crafted presents. Items for sale include screen prints, illustrated Christmas cards and limited edition ceramics.
On Thursday 17 Colonnade House will be open until 19.00 as part of Festive Thursdays for late night shopping. We hope that you’ll join us while picking up some last minute gifts.
This year also features a click and collect option, where you can browse handmade gifts from the comfort of your own home and then collect from our COVID secure gallery.
About the sellers:
Ruth Mulvie is a contemporary fine artist, known for her vivid palette and for the delightfully unexpected detail in her paintings. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and now works from a studio on the Sussex Coast. Ruth will be selling originals alongside prints.
Alice Mara has been making ceramics for over 25 years. Combining everyday imagery with the ceramic form, Alice creates a range of ceramics that represent the environment and time that we are inhabiting. Alice has produced a limited edition run of vases that she will be selling over the Christmas period.
Diane Bailey is a local wildlife artist and keen scuba diver! She has recently relocated to West Sussex from Devon and has brought her ‘BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year’ accolades with her. Her charismatic creature coasters will be on sale – the perfect gift for any animal lover.
Persistent Peril is a local animation studio, based in Worthing’s Colonnade House. They create bold 2D character animation for music videos, tv commercials and educational content. Their clients have included Harper Collins, Dulux, Shakespeare’s Globe and Cats Protection. They are selling prints from their ‘Animated Gallery’. Use your phone to see the prints come to life!
Mark Humphreys has recently started his picture framing business Howell’s Frames at Colonnade House. Mark has mainly worked for the past 25 years as a chef but on breaks from the high pressure environment of the kitchen, he trained and worked as a framer and artist. Mark will be selling some of his latest abstract works at the Festive Pop-up Shop this year.
Peon is a Sussex Based printmaker and co-founder of Old Cartshed Studio. She mixes different printmaking methods to create her intricate, elegant yet somehow minimalistic prints. She has recently been working with the subject matter of night time and moths. The mythology and the symbolic meaning of the moth fascinates her. Together with her love of woodland, she created a series of prints and objects within this theme.
Alison Tyldesley’s love of landscape is the driving force behind her majestic paintings. Her inspiration comes from the drama of rapidly changing weather, rugged landscapes and dramatic seascapes. Alison will be selling a selection of her original large scale works, alongside smaller pieces.
Michael is a guest artist at Old Cartshed Studio and makes closed form sculptures with various types of Raku firing. He shapes the forms and refines the surface, they are then submitted to the fire, where the heart of the flame is captured on the surface of the clay. For the Pop-up Shop he has created a range of seasonal gift hangings for decorating your home.
Anna’s Drawing Room
Anna Vartiainen, aka Anna’s Drawing Room, specialises in drawing and printmaking. Her new series of work ‘The Small Things’ is a collection of six simple, delicate studies of wildflowers, which have been made into digital prints and packs of mini cards. You will find these in the Festive Pop-Up Shop, as well as new botanical tea towel designs, cards and postcards.
For many years, McConnell has utilised the creative process in a variety of media for its therapeutic effect in managing the emotions evoked by grief and loss. Carolyn will be showcasing her latest paintings which were created over lockdown.
Shona Macdonald works predominantly through combining collagraph printmaking with papercutting. Her work is concerned with death and renewal in the natural world, sometimes whimsical and illustrative but always seeking beauty.